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Boss Calls Woman ‘Slutty’ After Seeing Her Linkedin Profile Pic Where She’s Wearing A Basic T-Shirt, Employee Calls Him Out
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Boss Calls Woman ‘Slutty’ After Seeing Her Linkedin Profile Pic Where She’s Wearing A Basic T-Shirt, Employee Calls Him Out

Women have had to protect themselves against the inappropriate advances of men since the beginning of time, and the internet has not only given them a platform to bring light to these issues (i.e #MeToo) but given men another way to harass them.

Some men don’t understand the kind of fear women carry with them on a daily basis and why they have to arm themselves during simple activities like a jog around the block. Twitter user @sswyers took to the platform to shed some light on the misogyny that leads to fear, by posting an exchange he had with his boss. The superior begins by calling out a woman for her ‘slutty’ LinkedIn profile picture and little by little the employee unpacks the comment through a conversation that will make you cringe.

Part-time podcaster ‘Sawyer’ took to Twitter to share a thread that highlights the misogyny women not only face in real life but online

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According to Bloomberg data compiled by crisis consultant, Temin and Co. show that public accusations of corporate misbehavior and harassment have fallen to their lowest level since October 2017, after Harvey Weinstein sparked the #MeToo movement. “There are lots of reasons the pace of allegations has slowed,” Davia Temin, founder of Temin and Co. told the outlet, “The initial outpouring included decades worth of historical revelations, clearing a kind of backlog. The news cycle has also moved on, and companies have gotten more sophisticated in the way they manage both bad behavior and negative PR.”

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Over the years a shocking amount of sexual assault cases have asked what the victim was wearing to back up the defense of “she was asking for it.” In 1999 the Denim Day campaign was created, which asks people to wear jeans on a Wednesday in April to raise awareness for these sexual assault survivors. The official campaign website explains it was sparked by the 1999 ruling by the Italian Supreme court in which “a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent.” This might sound antiquated but there have been multiple rulings since that have used the same grounds.

People were horrified by the thread and said he should be reported to HR

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The most famous opposition to the ‘asking for it’ argument has been the ‘SlutWalks’ wherein which women gather in scantily clad outfits to protest victim-blaming. The movement began after officer Michael Sanguinetti commented to a group of 10 female students in Toronto: “You know, I think we’re beating around the bush here. I’ve been told I’m not supposed to say this — however, women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized,” back in January 2011. Since then SlutWalks have been observed around the world and gained celebrity advocates such as Amber Rose.

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While others shared their stories related to the issue

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Carrie de Luka
Community Member
3 years ago

What a disgusting individual. How do men like that get to think this is okay? Revolting. I've been sexually harrassed numerous times at work despite deliberately dressing like an old woman and covered everything from ankle to neck in the hope it would stop.

Carol Emory
Community Member
3 years ago

These are the same men that think that women can control their periods every month and that we "choose" to have them so we can get out of work....SMH.

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Something
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3 years ago

The comments to 10 year old girls are especially sickening. How does anyone think that's okay?

Random Panda
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3 years ago (edited)

Or the tweet where the neighbor was watching the two girls and his wife thinks it's ok to ask their mom to put up curtains instead of calling the police on her pedo husband? Ew, ew, ew. I mean obviously kids should have curtains or whatever to protect their privacy, but don't frame it like it's their fault your husband is a freak. Horrifying attitude of the wives in both cases.

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Mommyofboth
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3 years ago

My dad was a pastor at a church, the deacon brought up my appearance and wardrobe at a church meeting. He told my father that I dressed inappropriately and was a distraction. I was 12 and my mom would approve of my outfits before every service. Basically, my dad told him he was disgusting and a pedophile in front of everyone.

notinterested
Community Member
3 years ago

Your dad is awesome! It's horrifying how many of these comments are about grown men sexualizing children.

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Carrie de Luka
Community Member
3 years ago

What a disgusting individual. How do men like that get to think this is okay? Revolting. I've been sexually harrassed numerous times at work despite deliberately dressing like an old woman and covered everything from ankle to neck in the hope it would stop.

Carol Emory
Community Member
3 years ago

These are the same men that think that women can control their periods every month and that we "choose" to have them so we can get out of work....SMH.

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Something
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3 years ago

The comments to 10 year old girls are especially sickening. How does anyone think that's okay?

Random Panda
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

Or the tweet where the neighbor was watching the two girls and his wife thinks it's ok to ask their mom to put up curtains instead of calling the police on her pedo husband? Ew, ew, ew. I mean obviously kids should have curtains or whatever to protect their privacy, but don't frame it like it's their fault your husband is a freak. Horrifying attitude of the wives in both cases.

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Mommyofboth
Community Member
3 years ago

My dad was a pastor at a church, the deacon brought up my appearance and wardrobe at a church meeting. He told my father that I dressed inappropriately and was a distraction. I was 12 and my mom would approve of my outfits before every service. Basically, my dad told him he was disgusting and a pedophile in front of everyone.

notinterested
Community Member
3 years ago

Your dad is awesome! It's horrifying how many of these comments are about grown men sexualizing children.

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